I know it has seemed like years since we have all seen each other in person and these times continue to challenge what our sense of “normal” is each and every day. Just know that all the efforts you have made (and are making) ARE making a real difference in our area. Because of your social distancing, teleworking and mask wearing, our hospitals have been able to care for our fellow residents with COVID-19 effectively [...]
For some, watching a loved one’s health decline feels like a waiting game. But spending the end of life with a special person can be both very painful and immensely meaningful. What can I do with my loved one to share and make memories at the end of life? Engage in life review – interview your loved one, perhaps even recording the interviews on video. It may be especially meaningful to have a child ask [...]
COVID-19 has deeply impacted grieving families. Many are electing to put a funeral or memorial service on hold for an indeterminate amount of time. In the meantime, individuals may be seeking a sense of closure through a ritual that honors their loved one’s life. It may be valuable for you as a household to set aside a time to proclaim your loved one's impact on your lives and express your grief. Below are some considerations [...]
Five wishes is a legal document in the state of Virginia that allows you to do the following: Name the person that you want to make medical decisions for you when you are unable to make them for yourself. This person will legally be your medical decision maker. Specify the type of medical care you want. This will help your legal decision maker know what you want in the event you can't speak for yourself. [...]
Coping during a pandemic can feel isolating, scary, and confusing. Christina, one of our Grief Counselors, shows us we are not alone and offers comforting thoughts on how to deal with these feelings. https://youtu.be/Z2X3nboaO1k https://youtu.be/nX7IrPQseWU Blue Ridge Hospice Grief and Loss Support staff continue to provide grief counseling via phone or video conferencing. Please call our message line to schedule an appointment at (540)-313-9214 if you need to talk with someone.
(Winchester, VA) Despite early preparation, hospices and hospitals all over the globe are experiencing a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for the foreseeable future. With masks on back order and patient visits as crucial as ever, volunteers in the community have stepped up to offer their time and sewing skills to help support the urgent needs of Blue Ridge Hospice (BRH). “We are very short on face masks. We are not alone as most [...]
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